Nigel Sylvester: Is Nigel good or bad for the sport? What do you think?

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8/25/2019 12:20 PM


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8/25/2019 1:46 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/25/2019 2:00 PM

That dude is lame asf!

He is a terrible example of bmx just like those retards on the SE bikes riding ignorantly in the street and on side walks

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8/25/2019 2:19 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/25/2019 2:20 PM

Latter part of your statement... I think he really don’t care what we think. Be you, do you.

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8/25/2019 5:39 PM

What did he do to be bad for the sport?

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8/26/2019 6:59 AM

He is representing on a large scale, and is a really good rider. Good for him.

Honestly people said similar things about guys like Mirra and Nyquist for a bit when they got sponsorship from companies totally unrelated to BMX.

If it expands the sport and they are not just bashing BMX with it, it can be looked at as a good thing.

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8/26/2019 7:35 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/26/2019 9:30 AM

He’s a success in a capitalist society , I may not like his riding but I can respect his drive to capitalize get ahead and stay ahead of everyone else in bmx when it comes to making money to pay the bills , all the people who hate on him are the people who don’t have an outgoing personality like his to make connections to make money deals and are jealous of him the way I see it

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8/26/2019 8:01 AM

dave lawrence wrote:

He is representing on a large scale, and is a really good rider. Good for him.

Honestly people said similar things about guys like Mirra and Nyquist for a bit when they got sponsorship from companies totally unrelated to BMX.

If it expands the sport and they are not just bashing BMX with it, it can be looked at as a good thing.

Mirra and nyquist weren’t ignorant pieces of shit i doubt anyone had much to say about guyd riding ramps and dirt compared to someone riding as stupidly as possible around people and traffic

And I’ll never forget how that idiot called dork wheelies rocket manuals in some brain dead how to video

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8/26/2019 8:48 AM

dave lawrence wrote:

He is representing on a large scale, and is a really good rider. Good for him.

Honestly people said similar things about guys like Mirra and Nyquist for a bit when they got sponsorship from companies totally unrelated to BMX.

If it expands the sport and they are not just bashing BMX with it, it can be looked at as a good thing.

OneGuyIlluminatiEye wrote:

Mirra and nyquist weren’t ignorant pieces of shit i doubt anyone had much to say about guyd riding ramps and dirt compared to someone riding as stupidly as possible around people and traffic

And I’ll never forget how that idiot called dork wheelies rocket manuals in some brain dead how to video

Well, being that I was riding back then (and based on your claims in your locked thread, you were too) you would have heard some of the anti-Mirra and anti-Nyquist "they sold out" bashing that went down when they landed non-BMX brand sponsorships as they were among the first to do so.

I like that you mention "someone riding as stupidly as possible around people and traffic" which honestly is seen in a LOT of street edits. People nearly getting blasted by cars after a rail or ledge happen ALL THE TIME.

People have different names for tricks all the time. How many "How do I j hop/pro hop" threads have been tossed in over the years? TONS. Crankflip VS Kickflip, people calling busdrivers barspins, wheel grab VS tire grab and so on.

Heck, I call dork wheelies PEG WHEELIES, because they are interchangeable depending on where you where when you learned it. A one foot rocket manual is the same thing. Different name for the same trick.

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8/26/2019 9:22 AM

Rocket manuals have been called rocket manuals since the 90’s. Maybe earlier but I wasn’t riding back then. That’s literally the first time I’ve ever seen someone call it a dork manual.

As for Nigel. Meh. I don’t like his riding. It’s always the same. And I don’t think he deserves what he gets as a rider. But he’s a personality that’s pushed and worked to get where he is. Is he a sell out? Damn right. Do I care? Nope

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8/26/2019 9:38 AM

Where is the seat ?

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8/26/2019 11:04 AM

He's a clean polished rider that did work in his day. Now he does just enough riding to keep up the BMX facade. Hasn't progressed in years but doesn't really need to. In a world where skateboarding is the "cool" extreme sport, I'm happy to see any BMX rider make the mainstream.

Anything that'll get kids on a bike, I say

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8/26/2019 12:39 PM

A couple years ago if you Googled his name this would come up but they’ve since changed it

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8/26/2019 2:23 PM

dave lawrence wrote:

He is representing on a large scale, and is a really good rider. Good for him.

Honestly people said similar things about guys like Mirra and Nyquist for a bit when they got sponsorship from companies totally unrelated to BMX.

If it expands the sport and they are not just bashing BMX with it, it can be looked at as a good thing.

OneGuyIlluminatiEye wrote:

Mirra and nyquist weren’t ignorant pieces of shit i doubt anyone had much to say about guyd riding ramps and dirt compared to someone riding as stupidly as possible around people and traffic

And I’ll never forget how that idiot called dork wheelies rocket manuals in some brain dead how to video

dave lawrence wrote:

Well, being that I was riding back then (and based on your claims in your locked thread, you were too) you would have heard some of the anti-Mirra and anti-Nyquist "they sold out" bashing that went down when they landed non-BMX brand sponsorships as they were among the first to do so.

I like that you mention "someone riding as stupidly as possible around people and traffic" which honestly is seen in a LOT of street edits. People nearly getting blasted by cars after a rail or ledge happen ALL THE TIME.

People have different names for tricks all the time. How many "How do I j hop/pro hop" threads have been tossed in over the years? TONS. Crankflip VS Kickflip, people calling busdrivers barspins, wheel grab VS tire grab and so on.

Heck, I call dork wheelies PEG WHEELIES, because they are interchangeable depending on where you where when you learned it. A one foot rocket manual is the same thing. Different name for the same trick.

Im not talking about being a sellout im talking about riding like an ignorant pos in public lmfao all the pros sellout none of them mofos have souls

Yeah the difference is practically every video ive seen from nigel is like that doing hop bars next to cars while in traffic is beyond stupid

Idk have to look into flat land history because the only reason anyone started calling them rockets was after the rocket air was invented and im gonna assume that was far after the term dork wheelie was created 🤷🏻‍♂️

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8/26/2019 4:28 PM

The rocket air was invented in the '80's by Hoffman, I am pretty sure. (he invented most of the 80's vert tricks)

the term 'dork wheelie' was coined in the 80's as well because as far as tricks go, it was an easy, given trick. A dork wheelie is one foot on the back peg, while doing a coasting wheelie. It's dorky. goofy. simple. and wasn't really considered a trick. hence, the name 'dork'. Doing that same trick, but rolling fakie / backwards was called a backwards wheelie. it's a tad bit harder and was actually considered a trick.

a rocket manual is both feet on the rear pegs. just like a rocket air.

getting hung up over trick names is silly though.

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8/26/2019 7:25 PM

Anyone that has an issue with someone like Nigel is one of two options - jealous or just a massive ego flog.

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8/27/2019 4:37 AM

streethack wrote:

Anyone that has an issue with someone like Nigel is one of two options - jealous or just a massive ego flog.

I think people like you have a black cock fetish lol

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8/27/2019 5:12 AM

You are no doubt a redneck piece of shit with nothing better to do than be a childish forum troll.

What a waste of oxygen and basic resources your existence must be.

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8/27/2019 9:16 AM

streethack wrote:

You are no doubt a redneck piece of shit with nothing better to do than be a childish forum troll.

What a waste of oxygen and basic resources your existence must be.

Oh yeah you definitely into interracial gay porn 😆🤣😂

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8/27/2019 9:37 AM

OneGuyIlluminatiEye wrote:

Oh yeah you definitely into interracial gay porn 😆🤣😂

You're projecting.

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8/28/2019 3:07 PM

I mean he came from quins and had nothing. Respect to him but right now i see him as "coorparate" instead of actually caring for bmx and giving money back into it.

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8/28/2019 4:03 PM

surrealsickness wrote:

I_Dyslexiia_Haave wrote:

I mean he came from quins and had nothing. Respect to him but right now i see him as "coorparate" instead of actually caring for bmx and giving money back into it.

Lmfao had nothing hahahaha omg too funny
Thats like saying tupac actually grew up in the ghetto when in all reality people like him were obviously born into money 😆🤣😂

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Testimony and apologies





I want everyone to know that Jesus Christ died on the cross for all of your sins, he went to hell for three days and defeated death and rose from the grave on the 3rd day.






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What would Jesus say: I didn't die for you to live like this!

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8/28/2019 4:41 PM

OneGuyIlluminatiEye wrote:

Oh yeah you definitely into interracial gay porn 😆🤣😂

Why would that be so funny? You probably watched girl on girl porn some time..

You should think about your attitude towards others, do you really want People to think of you as a complete jackass?
'🤣😂🤣😂'

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8/29/2019 10:54 AM

surrealsickness wrote:

I_Dyslexiia_Haave wrote:

I mean he came from quins and had nothing. Respect to him but right now i see him as "coorparate" instead of actually caring for bmx and giving money back into it.

OneGuyIlluminatiEye wrote:

Lmfao had nothing hahahaha omg too funny
Thats like saying tupac actually grew up in the ghetto when in all reality people like him were obviously born into money 😆🤣😂

You = dumb.

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8/29/2019 1:34 PM

streethack wrote:

You are no doubt a redneck piece of shit with nothing better to do than be a childish forum troll.

What a waste of oxygen and basic resources your existence must be.

OneGuyIlluminatiEye wrote:

Oh yeah you definitely into interracial gay porn 😆🤣😂

If 2 guys wanna get together and put the ram rod into the ham hock and exchange pad lock passwords, who cares? That's their buisness, aint no thang.

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8/31/2019 9:36 PM

SYNflood wrote:

What did he do to be bad for the sport?

Thank you. 😃

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9/12/2019 8:11 AM

This thread took a weird direction... But to answer the question I think he is an ambassador to the sport. He sure ain't pushing progression by any means, but who cares! We have enough people doing that for free now days. Nigil puts a 20" in front of people who normally wouldn't watch a BMX video. He makes it look cool with his "Go!" videos as he travels throughout the world and makes it look like a 20" can "get you places in life." He is a great capitalist, great businessman, good for him. I don't know why BMX riders get mad when other BMX riders are good at business, and set themselves up to not work fast food when they retire.

People hated on Nigil/Spinner/Nyquist/Mirra etc., but they have all put themselves in a good spot financially WHILE making others more aware of how darn fun a 20" kids bike is.

Get over yourself and don't take riding a kids bike so seriously.

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9/12/2019 8:44 AM

I definitely think that Nigel is a really good representative for BMX because he reaches so many kids. He even reached me, I remember before riding BMX I would watch his GO videos and I was so excited because I wanted to do all those tricks and ride everywhere I could. I never looked up to him, that I can say, but his representation of BMX and what it offers really helped me to make the decision to start BMX. He's inspiring countless of non-BMX riders to go buy a bike and start on their BMX journey. He's pulling in a new BMX generation.

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